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PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2012 11:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thomas wrote:
Does it have a truss rod Thom? I know that a lot of them don't but this seems to be much better quality. I've heard that the more recent ones are much better quality.

Very good question - and upon investigation the answer is no. Though the hole is there - I stuck my small screwdriver down as far as it would go so looks like it is routed for one which is slightly bizarre. Let's hope the neck doesn't bend too much in the future!
I had a quick look at the wiring of the pots and switch through the back covers and it's tidy. Will take pics in the daylight when I next have the chance.

paul_ - you're right, didn't pay much attention to the bridge or switch in the initial excitement. Also - what are binding nubs?
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thom wrote:
what are binding nubs?


Nibs are the bits of binding that covers the fret end.



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thom wrote:
Very good question - and upon investigation the answer is no.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 10:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


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The dude in this video said he thought his was truss rod-ess and he pulled masking tape out of the hole and there actually was a truss rod in there. Worth a shot.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 1:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.tradetang.com/for-sale/bestsell-O-Electric-Guitar/103015-2114543.html
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 4:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thomas wrote:
The dude in this video said he thought his was truss rod-ess and he pulled masking tape out of the hole and there actually was a truss rod in there. Worth a shot.

Interesting, I'll have a look, cheers.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 5:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Can top that wit a Bigsby on a frankenstrat!! Shocked






And with your Bigsby I raise you an equally non-existent Emily bass.



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 5:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thom wrote:
Thomas wrote:
The dude in this video said he thought his was truss rod-ess and he pulled masking tape out of the hole and there actually was a truss rod in there. Worth a shot.

Interesting, I'll have a look, cheers.

Cheers for the video - was exactly as he described, pulled out the masking tape and there sat a shiny functional truss rod. Very happy about that.

NickS wrote:
Thom wrote:
Very good question - and upon investigation the answer is no.
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False alarm!
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 5:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Punkacc9 wrote:
http://www.tradetang.com/for-sale/bestsell-O-Electric-Guitar/103015-2114543.html


Looks like an offset turd with a maple neck
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm happy that after giving you the truss rod scare I was able to assist in alleviating it!! Smile

I find myself super tempted by one of these. I've always wanted a custom but would never pay the crazy money Gibson want for them.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 10:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thomas wrote:

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The dude in this video said he thought his was truss rod-ess and he pulled masking tape out of the hole and there actually was a truss rod in there. Worth a shot.


That sounds fucking awesome.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 10:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thomas wrote:
I'm happy that after giving you the truss rod scare I was able to assist in alleviating it!! Smile

I find myself super tempted by one of these. I've always wanted a custom but would never pay the crazy money Gibson want for them.

Haha yes, me too!
That was what I thought exactly - have always wanted one, but would not pay the Gibson price. I think that after my initial slightly over-excited post I still really like the guitar - you get a lot for the money and it's better than any lefty Epiphone and a number of Gibsons I have played.

Here are a couple of pics of the pots/wiring:
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think that with a little tweaking and spending a few quid on one of these you'd have a top quality guitar.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 7:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quick connector and full sized pots looks like my Epiphone copy.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Holy shit, this is one pair of single coils away from my Gretsch Paul pipe dream from years ago on the kiesake builder

http://www.tradetang.com/for-sale/Wholesales-New-green-Electric-Guitar-With-Bigbys/103015-2226557.html
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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New green Electric Guitar With Bigbys


How many bigbys does it come with? Laughing

Their English is infinitely better than my Chinese though Embarassed
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 11:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are some really cool guitars and basses for sale on there.

Check out the Rickenbacker copy:

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 12:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thom, Do you know the Tradetang username of the seller you got your guitar from?

Seriously looking at what I can sell so i can put an order in on tradetang. Plus allowing ~150 on import if it gets charged.

Trouble is not finding much left of my gear to sell Neutral
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 1:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Thom, Do you know the Tradetang username of the seller you got your guitar from?

Yeah no worries, his user name is "effects", this should link you to his guitars:
Linkety link
Good luck with the sales!
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 1:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote





Oh shit I need one of these.
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